Town of University Park, MD
Prince George's County
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No person operating or in charge of a vehicle shall disobey the order of a police officer when that officer is acting in his official capacity.
No person operating or in charge of any vehicle shall disobey the instructions displayed upon any official traffic sign or device on any roadway in the Town, unless directed to do so by a police officer. These signs and devices shall include the regulation of speed, stopping, parking, and direction of traffic, the prohibition of trucks, and the closing of roadways.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle over any public
A. 
Roadway in excess of 25 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted; or
B. 
Driveway, alley, or parking area in excess of five miles per hour.
A. 
Prohibitions.
(1) 
Stopping, standing, or parking. Except under the direction of a police officer, no person shall stop, stand, or park his vehicle:
(a) 
On any approach to a bridge or viaduct, or on any bridge, viaduct, crosswalk, sidewalk, or the area between the curb and adjacent property lines.
(b) 
Along any curb painted yellow and marked "No Parking" or in front of any official sign closing a roadway.
(c) 
Within three feet of a stopped vehicle, or the entrance to a private driveway.
(d) 
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or designated bus stop.
(e) 
Within 30 feet of a stop sign on the approach side of the street, or marker officially designating an arterial highway, or any sign prohibiting parking during an emergency, unless the sign states otherwise.
(f) 
Within 30 feet of any vehicle-activated traffic control device, or any other electric traffic control signal.
(g) 
Within 15 feet of the curbline of an intersecting street or, if no curb exists, where it would extend except on those streets intersecting U.S. Route 1, East-West Highway, Adelphi Road, or Queens Chapel Road where the prohibition shall apply within 35 feet of the curbline of those streets.
(h) 
Upon any Town roadway in such manner as to obstruct passage along that roadway or entrance onto it from a private drive so as to prevent the passage of vehicles along it.
(i) 
Within any intersection.
(j) 
Within any parking space or area painted with a handicap symbol and signed "Handicap Parking", unless that vehicle prominently displays a handicap parking sticker issued by the appropriate authority.
[Effective 2-12-1991]
(2) 
Parking. No person shall park any vehicle at any time in the specified places on the following streets:
Name of Street
Side
Location
i.
40th Avenue
East
From Queens Chapel Road to Tennyson Road and the entire park turnaround
ii.
41st Avenue
East
From Queens Chapel Road to Tennyson Road and the entire park turnaround
iii.
42nd Avenue
Both
From Queens Chapel Road to Sheridan Street
iv.
43rd Avenue
[Added 7-10-2017 by Ord. No. 17-O-05]
East
Within 100 feet of its intersection with Route 410, East-West Highway
v.
44th Avenue
[Added 7-10-2017 by Ord. No. 17-O-05]
East
Within 100 feet of its intersection with Route 410, East-West Highway
vi.
44th Avenue
West
From Queens Chapel Road to Wells Parkway
vii.
Adelphi Road
East
From the park to Beechwood Road
viii.
Beechwood Road
[Revised 2-21-1993]
North
From U.S. Route 1 to Pineway
ix.
Intersection of Beechwood Road, College Heights Drive, and 40th Avenue
On the triangle park
x.
Clagett Road
[Effective 1-25-1982]
East
From Queens Chapel Road to Clagett-Pineway
xi.
Oakridge Road
East
From Beechwood Road to Pineway
xii.
Pineway
North
From Queens Chapel Road to Beechwood Road
xiii.
Pineway
North
Within 73 feet of its intersection with U.S. Route 1
xiv.
Pineway
South
Within 100 feet from intersections with Queens Chapel Road and U.S. Route 1, and at the Northern intersection with U.S. Route 1
xv.
Pineway
[Effective 5-25-2006]
South
Within 75 feet of its intersection with U.S. Route 1
xvi.
Public right-of-way of the alley running south and west from Pineway to Oakridge Road
[Effective 1-25-1982]
East
From a point beginning at the north end of lot 12 and proceeding south to the north lot line of lot 43, then proceeding west to Oakridge Road in Block A College Heights
xvii.
Public right-of-way of the alley running south and west from Pineway to Oakridge Road
West
xviii,.
Queens Chapel Road
[Effective, 10-14-2002]
Within the turnaround located at the south end of the road, at its intersection with Adelphi Road and East-West Highway, as signed
xix.
Sheridan Street
South
From Queens Chapel Road to U.S. Route 1
xx.
Tennyson Road
South
From Adelphi Road to 40th Avenue and the entire park turnaround
xxi.
Tuckerman Street
South
From Queens Chapel Road to U.S. Route 1
xxii.
Underwood Street
North
From U.S. Route 1 to Queens Chapel Road
xxiii.
U.S. Route 1
West
Within the Town boundaries
xxiv.
Van Buren Street
From Beechwood Road to College Heights Drive
xxv.
Van Buren Street
North
From Queens Chapel Road to U.S. Route 1
xxvi.
Van Buren Street
[Amended 11-7-2014 by Ord. No. 14-O-10]
South
Within 100 feet of its intersection with U.S. Route 1, and from Beechwood Road to College Heights Drive
xxvii.
Wells Parkway
Within its easterly turnaround proximate to the University Park Elementary School
xxviii.
Wells Parkway
Both
From Adelphi Road to Calverton Drive
xxix.
Wells Parkway
[Revised 11-7-1990; amended by Ord. No. 13-O-07]
South
From Calverton Drive to Eversfield Drive
(3) 
Exceptions. A temporary exception to the provisions of Subsection A(2) to allow for short term events or circumstances may be granted by the Police Department if such exception will not adversely affect vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
[Effective 5-15-1990]
B. 
Limitations.
(1) 
Limited Parking. No person shall park any vehicle for more than two hours at any one place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, on any of the following streets:
[Revised 2-11-2007]
Name of Street
Side
Location
i.
40th Avenue
Both
From Calverton Drive to College Heights Drive and from the park turnaround to Tennyson Road
ii.
40th Avenue
[Amended 5-9-1999; 11-24-2005]
West
From Tennyson Road to Queens Chapel Road
iii.
41st Avenue
[Effective 10-10-1977; amended 5-9-1999; 11-24-2005]
Both
From Tennyson Road to the park turnaround and from College Heights Drive to Underwood Street
iv.
41st Avenue
West
From Tennyson Road to Queens Chapel Road
v.
Adelphi Road
East
From Beechwood Road to Underwood Street and from Queen's Chapel Road to the Park Bridge
vi.
Beechwood Road
Both
From Adelphi Road to Wells Parkway
vii.
Beechwood Road
[Effective 2-11-2007; amended 2-22-2009]
South
From Pineway to Route 1, Baltimore Boulevard
viii.
Calverton Drive
[2-11-2007]
From Adelphi Road to Wells Parkway
ix.
Clagett Pineway
[Effective 2-22-2009]
Both
From Pineway to Clagett Road
x.
College Heights Drive
[Effective 10-10-1977]
Both
From 40th Avenue to Wells Parkway
xi.
Forest Hill Drive
Both
From Underwood Street to College Heights Drive
xii.
Holly Hill Road
[Effective 2-22-2009]
Both
From Oakridge to Pineway
xiii.
Oakridge
[Effective 6-6-2005; amended 2-11-2007; 2-22-2009]
West
From Pineway to Beechwood Road
xiv.
Pineway
[Effective 6-6-2005; amended 2-22-2009]
North
From Beechwood Road to 75 feet from the northern intersection with Route 1
xv.
Pineway
South
From 100 feet from intersection with Queens Chapel Road and Route 1 to any point more than 75 feet from the northern intersection with Route 1
xvi.
Queens Chapel Road
[Effective 12-26-1993; 11-24-2005; 2-11-2007]
Both
From Adelphi Road to 41st Avenue
xvii.
Sheridan Street
[Effective 12-12-1977]
North
From 43rd Avenue to 42nd Avenue
xviii.
Tennyson Road
[Effective 11-24-2005; 2-11-2007]
North
From Adelphi Road to 40th Avenue and both sides from 40th Avenue to 41st Avenue
xix.
Underwood Street
[Effective 10-10-1977]
Both
From Adelphi Road to 40th Avenue
xx.
Van Buren Street
[Effective 10-10-1977]
Both
From 40th Avenue to Forest Hill Drive
xxi.
Wells Parkway
From Calverton Drive to Chansory Lane
(2) 
School parking.
(a) 
No person shall park any vehicle from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on school days on any of the following streets:
Name of Street
Side
Location
i.
Adelphi Road
East
From Van Buren Street to Calverton Drive
ii.
Adelphi Road
East
Between Calverton Drive and Wells Parkway
iii.
Adelphi Road
East
Between Underwood Street and Van Buren Street
iv.
Queens Chapel Road
[Revised 5-10-2004; 2-11-2007]
North
From its intersection with Underwood Street to the driveway of the University Park Elementary School Parking Lot, which area shall be utilized as a student loading zone, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., on school days only
v.
Underwood Street
West
From the stop sign at the entrance of the University Park Elementary School to 60 feet north
vi.
Van Buren Street
Both
From Adelphi Road to 40th Avenue
C. 
Parking Permits.
(1) 
In order to provide certain persons with the opportunity to enjoy the use of their property, including the use of the public street to park their vehicles along the time-limited parking areas, and to provide for greater safety, the Mayor and Council authorize the Mayor and designated Town administrative personnel to issue permits for the parking of all properly registered operative vehicles owned or regularly operated by persons residing at the given address or owned or regularly operated by the owner of the property at the given address for an appropriate period of time as circumstances require within an area in which parking is limited by Subsections B(1), (2) (3) and (4) of this section where said designee(s) determines that the applicant for such permits:
[Revised 3-23-1994; 7-30-2001; 2-11-2007]
(a) 
Resides on property abutting an area in which parking is limited by Subsections B(1), (2) (3), and (4) of this section; and
(b) 
The parking of such vehicle, as permitted, does not adversely affect vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
[Revised 12-6-1992; 10-3-1999]
(2) 
The application for permit shall contain the name of the owner of the motor vehicle, residential address, and make of the motor vehicle, model, and serial number. Permits shall be issued without charge to the applicants. Details of the format, placement and effective dates of any permits issued under this § 9-104 shall be determined by the Mayor.
[Revised 12-6-1992; 2-11-2007]
D. 
Visitor permits in certain areas.
(1) 
Each residence abutting that portion of a street on which parking is limited by this section is entitled to two visitor parking permits, upon application by a resident accompanied by proof of residence.
(2) 
Visitor permits, shall be used on a temporary basis only by guests of eligible residents.
E. 
Emergency authority of the Mayor. Whenever emergencies require, the Mayor, or in his absence, the Chief of Police, may prohibit parking on portions of the Town roadways. Signs prohibiting such parking shall be prominently displayed in the affected areas.
[Effective 10-10-1977, amended 10-3-1999; 2-11-2007]
[Effective 10-10-1977]
No person driving a vehicle shall park it without first bringing the wheels of the curb side to within six inches of the curb, stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key, and setting the brake.
A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on Underwood Street between Forest Hill Drive and Adelphi Road except in a westbound direction, nor shall any person operate a motor vehicle on Underwood Street between Beechwood Road and the northern end of the circular driveway at the University Park Elementary School, except in a southbound direction.
[Effective 10-17-1995]
B. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall turn left onto Tennyson Street from its intersection with Adelphi Road between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
[Revised 11-30-1992]
C. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall enter onto Sheridan Street westbound from route 1, Baltimore Avenue, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
[Revised 1-11-1993; 2-11-2007]
D. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall enter onto Tuckerman Street westbound from Route 1, Baltimore Avenue, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
[Revised 1-11-1993]
E. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall enter onto the southern extension of Wells Parkway westbound from Route 1, Baltimore Avenue, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
[Revised 1-11-1993; 2-11-2007]
F. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall enter onto or exit from Queens Chapel Road at its Southern end, at the intersection with Route 410, East-West Highway, and Adelphi Road, except for emergency vehicles.
[Effective 11-30-1992]
G. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall enter onto Queens Chapel Road at its northern end, at the intersection with Route 1, Baltimore Avenue, at any time, except for emergency vehicles and school buses. Motor vehicles may exit from Queens Chapel Road at its northern end using the northeast lane of travel only. The southwest lane of travel on Queen's Chapel Road, between its intersection with Route 1 and its intersection with Clagett/44th Avenue, shall be for use of emergency vehicles and school buses only, and shall be marked with yellow stripes for this purpose.
[Effective 11-7-1992]
H. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall exit Sheridan Street eastbound at its intersection with Route 1, Baltimore Avenue, except by making a right turn.
[Effective 2-11-2007]
I. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall enter onto 44th Avenue Northbound at its intersection with Sheridan Street, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
[Effective 2-11-2007]
A. 
No person shall operate any truck on the streets of University Park. This provision shall not apply to any recreational or van-type vehicle or pick-up truck with a 3/4 ton or less manufacturer's rated capacity without regard to the license tag designation of the vehicle, which is owned by residents of the Town of University Park, is used primarily for personal transportation, and does not display commercial advertising on the body of or affixed to the vehicle. These provisions shall not apply to trucks used in connection with a service call or delivery to a resident of the Town of University Park.
[Effective 12-30-1987]
A. 
Hitchhiking. No person shall personally solicit a ride from any private vehicle traveling on Town roads.
B. 
Hitchriding. No person traveling on any motorcycle, bicycle, or other self-propelled vehicle shall attach himself or his vehicle to any other moving vehicle.
C. 
Bicycles. No person shall ride a bicycle on any sidewalk in the Town. This provision shall exclude light toy vehicles.
D. 
Sound trucks. No person operating a vehicle shall broadcast sound from that vehicle within the Town limits without the express approval of the Council.
E. 
Curbs and sidewalks. No person shall drive any vehicle over any curb or sidewalk, except on driveways, without securing a permit authorized by the Chairman of the Street Maintenance and Safety Committee, or in his absence, the Mayor. The Town may require the posting of a bond as a condition of permit approval to insure against damage to Town property.
[Effective 10-10-1977]
A. 
The Town and its police department are authorized to operate a speed monitoring system to enforce the speed limit pursuant to § 21-809, Transportation Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended.
B. 
Before activating an unmanned stationary speed monitoring system, the Town shall:
(1) 
Publish notice of the location of the speed monitoring system on its website and in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town.
(2) 
Ensure that each sign that designates a school zone indicates that speed monitoring systems are in use in school zones.
C. 
A speed monitoring system in a school zone may operate only Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
D. 
For a period of at least 30 days after the first speed monitoring system is placed in the Town, a violation recorded by any speed monitoring system may be enforced only by issuance of a warning.
E. 
The Town Council is hereby authorized to designate school speed enforcement zones consistent with this section by resolution.